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iOS WhatsApp Backup Restore without iCloud

By Emily Watson, Friday, January 15, 2021

WhatsApp is such a popular and useful tool in our life. It enables us to deliver videos, images, messages, and more to our friends and family. Sometimes you may even use it for work. Due to a large amount of essential data stored in WhatsApp, we should pay high attention to backing up WhatsApp then we can restore it when you get a new phone like iPhone 12 or accidents happen. Using iCloud is not the best choice because it requires some special conditions and the restore will be slow and labrious. Conversely, FonePaw WhatsApp Transfer for iOS, a professional tool to help easily back up and restore WhatsApp on iOS device should be your priority.

FonePaw WhatsApp Transfer for iOS

  • Back up and restore WhatsApp messages, videos, pictures, audios, etc.

  • Support restoring to device and PC

  • Preview pictures when restoring WhatsApp

  • Offer encryption for WhatsApp backup

  • Capable of importing local backups

  • Transfer data between the iOS device

Before we get to learn more know-how, let's download it on the PC.

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When you finish installing, launch FonePaw WhatsApp Transfer for iOS and follow the below steps to handle techniques!

1. Back up WhatsApp


Step 1: As you can see, options including Device-to-device Transfer, WhatsApp Backup and Restore are shown. Just select the Backup to copy your WhatsApp and WhatsApp attachments onto the computer. 

Back Up WhatsApp


Step 2: Connect your iOS Device to the PC with the USB cable and keep connecting until ending. 

Connect iPhone


Tips:

1. Before starting backing up, you are able to choose the target storage folder on PC via clicking the three-dot.

2. It also enables you to encrypt the backup by setting a password. It's advisable to do so to prevent privacy disclosure.

Encrypt WhatsApp Backup


Step 3: Then, hit Start Backup and it will finish after a moment. The backup will be save as .data file on your computer. Moreover, you can't restore it if you delete this file.

You can check backup history by clicking view backup list on the right column and begin restoring. Or, turn to the homepage and choose WhatsApp Transfer for iOS > Restore. Read on, the following steps will show you how to restore WhatsApp data.

2. Restore WhatsApp


During restoring, remember to turn off Find My iPhone from Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone on your device.


Step 1: Select the backup file that you want to restore.
In general, the last backup file will be loaded and demonstrated in the left column. The date, time, size, device details of the backup is on show. It's allowable to bring in local backups if there is backup. If you don't have any backup before, tap back up your iPhone.

Select WhatsApp Backup


Step 2: Restore WhatsApp to device or PC.

A. If you want to recover the materials to your iPhone, just connect your device to the computer and click Restore. All the data of WhatsApp will be restored with one click.


B. If you want to check and get the data back to your device or PC, click view button on the left frame and the data in WhatsApp will be scanned. Click Restore to Device, the files will be saved to your iPhone. Or, choose Restore to PC to export WhatsApp backup to your computer as .csv or .html file.


Don't forget to restart your device in the end. Then, you can find the data restored.


Notes:

Tap the iPhone icon on the top left corner and you will see the overview of scanning result, including the numbers of backup and deleted files in WhatsApp and WhatsApp attachments.


In WhatsApp list, you will see the contacts and chatting history. You can choose to show deleted or existed items only.

View WhatsApp Backup Data


In WhatsApp Attachments list, there are pictures, videos, audio and other files. In paid version, you can preview the pictures.

View WhatsApp Attachments Data


Here is FonePaw—WhatsApp backup & restore for iOS, which enables you to make a WhatsApp backup efficiently without iCloud to avoid any data loss and accidental deletion. With the help of FonePaw, you don't have to worry about copying the WhatsApp, WeChat, Kik, LINE and other data on iPhone to your new device. Thus, just download WhatsApp Transfer for iOS and have a try!    

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